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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Shanghai

  • Get information in our Shanghai guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Shanghai

  • David Thyne

    At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Shanghai

Hello to all Americans in Shanghai! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Shanghai? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Shanghai which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Shanghai is a major international player, and not only because of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, one of the biggest worldwide. The finance and trading hub is a stunning display of China’s booming economy, with the city known for its distinct dialect, sugary cuisine, impressive skyline, historic buildings, and much more! With the network of numerous bus lines (Chinese language skills recommended), ferries, and the Shanghai metro, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in less densely populated areas of the Shanghai municipality, such as Jinqiao (Pudong) or Hongqiao (Puxi), which are 15 to 20 km away from Shanghai’s center.

Although Shanghai has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Shanghai, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Shanghai
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Shanghai
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Shanghai
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Shanghai
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Shanghai

Meet other Americans in Shanghai

Connect at Our Events in Shanghai

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Shanghai. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Shanghai. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Shanghai.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Shanghai Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Shanghai expat forums. When you arrive in Shanghai, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Shanghai. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Shanghai to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Let's get together
    11 replies
    Feb 25, 5:53 AM
    Community member

    InterNations meeting tomorrow, Monday, March 10, 7.30 PM at Neo Cafe, 439 Wei Hai Lu, near Shi Men Yi Lu. Please feel free to contact me should you need any more information. See you all …

  • Coming to Shanghai in April
    3 replies
    Mar 28, 9:32 AM
    Community member

    you can learn some from the local website http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/

Ask experienced American expats in Shanghai

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
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Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Shanghai and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Shanghai.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Shanghai and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Shanghai Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Shanghai at Our Events

Our community in Shanghai is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Shanghai’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in China nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Shanghai!

  • David Thyne

    At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me.

  • Diana Anhaus-Brey

    It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai.

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